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Little Cayman Beach Resort

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We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Little Cayman Beach Resort, which was the host of this year's Digital Shootout. Having been to other dive resorts in other locations, one's expectations are somewhat lowered when one thinks of "dive resort" since the focus is usually on the diving, and not-so-much on the accommodations and amenities. This is not the case with the Little Cayman Beach Resort. Our room, a pool view king, was very recently remodeled with modern furnishings, luxurious bed and bedding, marble and tile bathroom with upgraded fixtures and extra amenities, such as flat screen TV, iPod dock with speakers, small refrigerator etc. Our accommodations felt more like what you'd expect at a 4.5 star hotel than a small, family-owned dive resort on an island with a population of 150 people. Our expectations were further exceeded as we sat down to our first meal! Meals were included with our plan, served buffet style, with set meal times. The quality of the food served at breakfast, lunch and dinner was VERY GOOD, with lots of variety. Considering Little Cayman is a small island with very few resources of its own, everything either needs to be flown in or put on a boat. The Chef and his crew do an amazing job at meal planning and executing freshly made, in-house food, both with local flair and American taste sensibilities. I think many in our group actually gained weight by the end of the week... even with all the fantastic diving, going back for seconds and indulging in delicious desserts can do that! There's also a FAB poolside bar where the bartenders keep you plied with tall, cool beverages after your day of diving bliss.

 

All of the staff at the resort were wonderful... smiling, courteous and knew all of our names by the second day! There's tennis, basketball, a gym, bikes for riding around the island and a spa, but because we were so consumed with diving, we didn't have the opportunity to enjoy those other activities. :notworthy:

 

Diving Little Cayman is spectacular! It's a wide angle photographers dream with clear waters, dramatic wall scenics, plentiful marine subjects such as playful grouper, turtles and stingrays. If you're into macro, it's all there, you just have to hunt a little harder, or rely upon the eagle-eyes of your guide. With the resort on the south-west side of the island and the majority of the dive sites on the north, north-west side of the island, it's just a short 15-20 minute boat ride to most sites. All of their boats are spacious with camera table and dedicated fresh water rinse bins for cameras. The dive staff accommodated our photo group of 60 divers without a hitch, and were still smiling at week's end as they helped each of us into the water with our huge camera rigs that all looked the same! Weather permitting, they'll even motor over to Cayman Brac to dive the M.V. Keith Tibbetts, a premiere wreck dive.

 

All-in-all, our experience was exceptional and we would highly recommend the Little Cayman Beach Resort!

 

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To view a full gallery of images from our recent trip to Little Cayman and Grand Cayman, please go to: Newmediasoup Underwater Imaging

 

Cheers!

Jen

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Nice trip report, and excellent pictures. I agree with your high opinion of Little Cayman Beach Resort. I have been there twice, and it has some great diving, and is an excellent resort, too. - Erwin

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Awesome ... but what about the Karaoke on a Friday night !!

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